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New! Wyred4Sound µDAC-HD headphones amp/DAC unboxing

post #1 of 10
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"µ" is Greek for "M" so it should be Micro DAC, not U-DAC. Sorry about that. 


I'm using it in Class A right now with the Beats by Dr. Dre Solo HD. Holly cow! this thing sounds GREAT!

 


Edited by HiFiGuy528 - 5/18/13 at 8:13am
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post #2 of 10

Sweet!  Bill, aka, cableguy gs1000.gif
 

post #3 of 10
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The headphones out on this sounds very dynamic. So far, I've used the V-Moda M80 & Beats by Dre Solo HD and both sounded the best I've heard from a USB amp/DAC combo. I'm gonna throw the MrSpeaker Mad Dog and a few other cans at it and report back.

 

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post #4 of 10
Really interested in this unit. Does it automatically switch between headphones and RCA when you plug your headphones in? And does the logo light change depending on the bit rate?
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logo doesn't change color at different sample rate.  It would be cool if it did.  RCA and 1/4" headphones out are live so you can use both outputs the same time.

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post #6 of 10
So if I have my desktop speakers hooked up and want to listen through my headphones then I have to turn off or unplug my speakers, there's no auto switching?
post #7 of 10

No it doesn't auto switch, so yes you have to turn off the speakers when you want to listen to headphones only. I did notice that it lessens the volume of the RCA out when you plug in headphones. I've encountered this while using USB power. :)

post #8 of 10
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With the power supply, it sounds amazing.  A ton of detail and dynamics.

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post #9 of 10

Hi Mike,

 

The only issue I have with the uDAC-HD is there is no way to control the volume except with the player or with your device. I'm using Foobar and when using the uDac-HD (using power supply) to drive my headphones (Senn HD558), it's a bit too loud to increase the Foobar volume past 50%. Do you experience this as well?

 

Also, I'm thinking of upgrading my headphones to the HD 650, I noticed you have them. Care to share some impressions using this with the uDAC-HD?

 

Regards,

Miguel

post #10 of 10
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I don't use those apps so I don't have any suggestions.  On a Mac it's easy to move the volume by 1/4 steps with Option+Shift.

 

The HD650 is a bit on the warm/rich sounding side for me, but on the uDAC it is more tolerable.  This little guy has a ton of resolution.  With the power supply, the headphones amp is really good.  BTW, I use a 9v DC battery pack to take the DAC off the power grid.


Edited by HiFiGuy528 - 9/27/13 at 10:04pm
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